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Nov 23, 2013 7:00pm EST
thatcher's steve -- chief of staff. and her chief adviser. and the first interview went very well, fortunately. i was invited back for a second interview, with the iron lady herself. this was a truly daunting experience but also exciting experience. i spent 45 minutes being interviewed by margaret thatcher. she used to say she would decide within 30 seconds whether she liked someone or not. she formed instant opinions about people and would decide almost on the spot whether she trusted somebody. and so going in to this kind of, you know, job interview, as you can imagine, was quite extraordinary. fortunately, i think she liked me. and i was given the job. she had actually read very closely a book written by my adviser paul kennedy. and during the interview, i mentioned kennedy she said, yes, i know that. i know, that book. and she immediately got off her chair, and she went over to a bookcase in the corner to find the book. she literally went down on her hands and knees looking for this book. and she pulled out, firstly, another book written by a senior figure in the conservative
Nov 25, 2013 6:00am EST
everybody, to the supermarket and say steve, what are you guys thinking about when you look to private property be taken for their private property? usually says i'm souter. [laughter] well, you know, not much. i mean, one of the things about being a supreme court justice that's so good is that there is -- they exposed as not of themselves as they choose to expose. i mean, they really have a lot of control. that's the main reason why there are no cameras in the courtroom. it's a disgrace that there are no cameras in the supreme court courtroom. all of the arguments against cameras in the courtroom, intimidation of witnesses, to plan the supreme court. they are not there because they don't want them there. david souter famously testified there be cameras in the courtroom over his dead body. that's not a very good argument. but i think, you know, justice scalia says that there were cameras they would take soundbites of what we said. that's how it works in america. the politicians -- the government officials don't get to decide. the private sector gets to decide that. you know, it is thei
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